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2000 Hamlet
Director_ Michael Almereyda
USA 2000 111min 35mm color/b&w feature Fiction
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Director Michael Almereyda names Orson Welles as a primary inspiration for his modern take on Shakespeare´s "Hamlet." "Wells shot his ´Macbeth´ in twenty-one days, describing it as a rough charcoal sketch of the play. I wanted to film Shakespeare with the spirit, roughness and energy. I was hovering around a few possibilities-relatively obscure plays-and I was resisting ´Hamlet.´ It´s too familiar, too obvious, and it´s been filmed forty-three times. T.S. Eliot compared it to the Nona Lisa, something so over-exposed you can hardly stand to look at it." But "Hamlet", both the play and the character, seemed to pursue Almereyda. "I passed highschool kids quoting it on the street. I thought back to my first impressions of the play, remembered its impact and meaning for me, and wondered why all filmed Hamlets have featured middle-aged actors. The part is hugely challenging, but I was convinced a younger person could handle it, fly with it."

CREDIT
  • DirectorMichael Almereyda
  • ProducerAndrew Fierberg, Amy Hobby
  • Art DirectorJeanne Develle
  • CinematographyJohn De Borman
  • EditorKristina Boden
  • MusicCarter Burwell
  • CastEthan Hawke, Kyle McLachlan, Sam Shepard, Julia Stiles
  • Production CompanyA Double A Films
  • Sales AgentMiramax International
Print SourceTaewon Entertainment
DIRECTOR
Michael ALMEREYDA
Born in 1959, Overland Park, Kansas, USA. He studied art history at Harvard but dropped out to pursue filmmaking. His first film was A Hero of Our Time(1985), screened in Sundance Film Festival. He directed features set in pre-and post-Katrina New Orleans: Happy Here and Now(2002) and New Orleans, Mon Amour(2008). He is also known for Hamlet(2000), Experimenter(2015). Marjorie Prime is his recent feature film.
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